Vera Mumford is living-proof a glass of scotch a day won’t hurt you.
A new resident at Helen Henderson Care Centre - Vera, 106 years old on May 29 – still enjoys a glass a scotch every evening.
“I’m 105, I’ll be 106 this month,” she confirmed. “I was the youngest in my family and lived the longest.”
Born on May 29, 1909 on her grandparents’ farm located between Kingston and Gananoque, Vera is the youngest of four children. A registered nurse by trade, Vera worked at Kingston General Hospital until she married and started a family.
“Instead of calling the doctor, they came down to my place,” she said fondly of neighbours who would seek her medical expertise.
A survivor of both World Wars and the Great Depression, Vera says knowingly, “You had to help people as much as you can.”
A new resident to the Helen Henderson Care Centre family, Vera enjoys reading and knitting.
“I do anything,” she said with a bright smile.
The community is invited to celebrate Vera’s 106th birthday at the Helen Henderson Care Centre on Friday, May 29 from 2 to 4 pm. The celebration will include light refreshments.
Gibson Family Health Care has reached a significant milestone in 2015.
"Our family is proud to be celebrating 50 years in business," says Brett Gibson, Administrator/Owner of Carveth Care Center.
"As the owners and operators of Helen Henderson Care Centre in Amherstview and Carveth Care Centre in Gananoque, our family’s vision of Our Family Caring for Your Family is more than a statement. We strive to provide compassionate and diligent care to every resident.
"We are a family business that has entered into our third generation of ownership. We strive every day to live-up to the standards set by our family before us. It is a privilege for our family to care for your family and we take that trust very seriously.
"Come see what makes us special – See for yourself the difference of 50 years of family care."
Gibson Family Health Care will be marking its 50th Anniversary with a community celebration at Carveth Care Centre from 2 to 4 pm on Aug. 12 and at Helen Henderson Care Centre on Aug. 19.